We invite you to join us at the first New Zealand hosted Marine Biotechnology Convention...
This event will constitute a joint meeting between the newly formed Australia New Zealand Marine Biotechnology Society (a member of the International Marine Biotechnology Association), the International Conference on Coastal Biotechnology and the New Zealand Aquaculture Science Association. In addition the Korean Marine Biotechnology Association will be sending a special delegation.

TOITU TE MOANA, TOITU TE TANGATA

SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SEA. SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PEOPLE.

The overarching convention aim ‘Blue2Green’ - Toitu te Moana, Toitu te Tangata, embodies three levels of interaction all associated with bridging scientific gaps, bringing excellence in marine bioscience disciplines together and exploring opportunity both in enhancing sustainability of our environment (sea AND land), as well as enhancing sustainable wealth creation from marine resources, old and new.

  • Examining marine biotechnologies and bioresources with a view to novel solutions in environmental remediation and restoration
  • Examining marine biotechnologies and the applications to aquaculture and agriculture – creating new bioindustries and enhancing economics of existing ones on land and in the sea
  • Examining new marine bioresources and bioproduct targets to create wealth from our marine domain.

The convention will bring together research scientist groups who would not ordinarily see one another, as well as providing a platform for a truly international meeting of minds and exploration of opportunity. An outcome will be a strengthening of research and development ties amongst the represented countries.

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SPEAKERS

Plenary speakers include Prof Ben Hankamer, Director of the Centre for Solar Biotechnology at University of Queensland; Dr Eva Anderson from the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway; Professor of Aquaculture Rocky de Nys (James Cook University) and Professor Song Qin (Chinese Academy of Science) who is the vice chairman of the International Marine Biotechnology Association (IMBA). Read more.

For details on the convention keynote speakers and workshop facilitators read more here.

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PROGRAMME

Our 3 day programme will present the latest science and industry updates relating to Marine Biotechnology and feature keynote and plenary presentations by International Speakers, across three speaker themes:  
Day 1: Sustainability: marine biotechnology for the environment, agriculture and aquaculture.
Day 2: Marine biotechnology for the future: new bioproducts, bioprocess, wealth/health from the sea.
Day 3: Mātauranga Māori, IP, industry, policy and law, international alliances and collaborations.

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INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Marine biotechnology is fast becoming recognized as providing the innovative drive for bioproduct breakthroughs across a range of sectors including biomedicinal, agrichemical and in the aquaculture industry.  Supporting the programme is an extensive Innovation showcase programme for Delegates.  This programmes features both off-site tours of key industry sectors across the region and an on-site Innovation Hub. 

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“We wish to demonstrate how we can harness and expand existing international marine biotechnological science excellence to fast track sustainable wealth creation from marine bioresources. We wish to demonstrate that these very technologies can be used to repair or strengthen environments under threat, potentially also enhancing their productivity.”
— TOITU TE MOANA, TOITU TE TANGATA

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This event is part of Groundswell, Tauranga's inaugural innovation festival.